The Bedbugs and the South Chicago music scene: “It’s gritty rock and roll”

(L-R): Dave Hoekstra, Mario Zavala, Jenny Hunt, Samantha Hunt, David Robles, Sergio Quiroga.

(L-R): Dave Hoekstra, Mario Zavala, Jenny Hunt, Samantha Hunt, David Robles, Sergio Quiroga.

South Chicago power-pop outfit The Bedbugs pay a visit to the Nocturnal Journal to play a few live tunes and talk about the band’s origins in the neighborhood’s steel mill, the music scene in that oft-overlooked part of the city, their influences that range from the Beatles to 10,000 Maniacs, and continuing to add new dimensions to the band over the course of a 30-plus year history.

 

The Bedbugs are Mario Zavala (vocals and guitar), Jenny and Samantha Hunt (vocals), David Robles (bass) and Sergio Quiroga (drums).